View Full Version : Need a really quick afghan pattern!

01-18-2006, 12:04 AM

I'm looking for suggestions for a super-quick afghan for a last minute gift. Probably something chunky/heavy weight knit on big needles or something, but I don't want it to be too boring (aka garter stitch) since it'll only be one color.

Anybody have an recommendations?

01-18-2006, 12:14 AM
I made a baby blanket in an afternoon with this pattern, but it might be too bulky for an afghan. Basically it's 4 strands of worsted weight on size 35 needles. A block pattern with a garter edging. So five garter stitches at both sides, blocks of 5 knits and 5 purls for 5 rows and then reverse the blocks. Goes really fast!

01-18-2006, 12:15 AM
The one i am doing right now i
cast on about 130 stitches,
knit 5 rows,
row 6 Knit 3, *yo K2tog* repeat until there are two or three stitches left and knit.
repeat until it is as long as you want and end with the 5 rows. and of course bind off.

if i had more time it would be further done but it is going fairly quick. i am doing it on size 15s with 2 strands of sport weight.

01-18-2006, 12:23 AM
They make a size 35 needle???? Holy Moly! And I thought my 15s were on the crazy-big side. heh.

Thanks for both of these responses, they sound like great options.

01-18-2006, 09:14 AM
:lol: The 35's are about an inch across. Odd to knit with, but fast!

01-18-2006, 03:13 PM
I have a pattern from Mary Maxim that I have many several.

Looks difficult, works up fast.

Simple to do....I hope you like it. :D

My humble appologize re the writing all over this pattern.... :oops:

01-18-2006, 07:23 PM
The Lion Brand Speed Stix are SIZE 50 (25 MM)! Might as well sharpen off a pair of broomsticks and knit with those!